Led Zeppelin

CHR-008: Scorpio Rising

February 28, 2019

SA-RA Creative Partners are the greatest crew of the 21st century, with a discography that plays like the textbook definition of machine soul.

Dâm-Funk

December 22, 2018

A tribute to Damon G. Riddick, L.A.'s laidback ambassador of machine soul, and his sprawling nocturnal wonderland laid out beneath a neon glow.

Students Of The Future

December 5, 2018

This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.

Steely Dan

November 29, 2018

A selection of random access memories of those beatnik denizens residing comfortably at the interface of rock and jazz in singular fashion.

The Zodiac – Cosmic Sounds

November 21, 2018

Consider this an ornate and baroquely executed exclamation point to the whole canyon affair, a Coda in the true Led Zeppelin sense of the word, illustrating the sacred geometry of this sprawling landscape and driving the point home.

Geology 35

November 18, 2018

Now we venture beyond the cozy climes of Laurel Canyon and assorted outposts into the realm of the metaphysical, the music that lies at the fringes of canyon proper.

The Canyon 25

October 19, 2018

The Laurel Canyon scene was defined by a coterie of singer-songwriters to emerge from L.A. as the sixties turned to the seventies. This is a list of 25 records...

Dubstyle!

March 6, 2018

Dub was born on the b-side of the reggae 7" single, where the instrumental version would be pressed so that deejays could chat over the top at the soundsystem.

The Parallax 200

January 8, 2018

Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.

Album Cuts

June 7, 2017

Folk have been declaring the death of the album for years now, but in truth it has always supported less volume than the 7" single (for instance).